HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in a check fraud ring involving customer accounts at Redstone Federal Credit Union.
The two suspects in the case are Jeremy Hudson and David W. Brown, both 26. Both are from the Chicago area, and are members of Gangster Disciples, according to investigators. Each is charged with possession of forged instruments and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. Both are 26 years old, and are being held in the Madison County Detention Center without bond, because investigators say they are considered flight risks.
Investigators say Redstone Federal Credit Union detected fraudulent activity on customer accounts about a year ago, and notified authorities immediately. The two men allegedly had an elaborate scheme where they would make fake checks, deposit them and get money back.
Each man is accused of stealing approximately $71,000. All told, Redstone Federal officials say the amount of money stolen could top $200,000.
The two men were arrested at the La Quinta Inn on University Drive in November 2012.
Investigators say this case may be arrested to similar check fraud arrests in the Chicago area. Brown and Hudson had a stolen SUV from Illinois.
The U.S. Secret Service is also involved in the investigation.